2020 Cheltenham Festival Non Runner No Bet Bookmakers (Full List)

A Non Runner No Bet (NRNB) wager simply means that if you place an ante post (early) bet and your selection does not run in its intended race, your stake will be refunded in full. This is particularly useful for major horse racing events, in this case the Cheltenham Festival, where bettors often bet in advance in order to secure the best odds.

This type of bet is particularly useful at an event such as the Cheltenham Festival where there will be a huge flurry of activity on the day that will see the odds fluctuate massively meaning savvy punters will want to get their money on in good time in order to secure the longest odds possible. With the Cheltenham Festival, many horses are entered into a number of events, not because they are going to compete in multiple races but because their trainers, owners, advisors and jockeys haven’t agreed on which race would be best suited to their runner. What this inevitably means is that you could very well back a horse in one race only to see it pull out and go in another, alternative chase leaving you with a non-runner in your betting slip, hence the need for NRNB insurance.

 

Full List of 2020 Cheltenham Festival Non Runner No Bet Betting Sites

Paddy Power
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
  • + many more!
10Bet
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Ryanair Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
888sport
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Mares' Hurdle
  • Ryanair Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
bet365
  • NRNB on every single race!
Betfair
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
  • + many more!
Betfred
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
BetVictor
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
  • + many more!
BoyleSports
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Ryanair Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
Coral
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Ryanair Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
Ladbrokes
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Ryanair Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
LeoVegas
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Mares' Hurdle
  • Ryanair Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
MansionBet
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Ryanair Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
Marathonbet
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
  • + many more!
Unibet
  • Champion Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Stayers Hurdle
  • Gold Cup
  • + many more!
William Hill
  • Awaiting confirmation…

Which Bookies & Betting Sites Are Offering Non Runner No Bet At The 2020 Cheltenham Festival?

Above we have compiled and provided a handy list of the best online bookmakers and betting sites that will be or are already offering non runner no bet at this year's fast approaching Cheltenham Festival. As a side note, if you do not already hold accounts with some of the bookmakers listed above then there is likely to be a welcome offer for new signups such as yourself.

 

(Image: Cheltenham Festival 2010 | © Carine06 | Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

2020 Cheltenham Non Runner No Bet Betting Tips

There is not long to go until this year’s Cheltenham Festival’s runners are under starter’s orders, so now is the perfect time to take an in depth look at the big four championship races and where best to put your money on a non runner no bet wager.

Champion HurdleNon Runner No Bet

Honeysuckle, currently a best price 6/1 at Betvictor, is a great NRNB option should she run. Following her win in the recently run Irish Champion Hurdle she will almost certainly take part in this flagship Cheltenham race. She is also unbeaten in all six starts under rules and already has the Grade 1 Hatton’s Grace Hurdle under her belt. Hers is a price that will soon begin to shorten up dramatically to the point where, come the time they line up, she could well head the market too. Already her price is almost half her Betvictor value elsewhere. The current favourite is Benie Des Dieux, 5/2 with Ladbrokes, should he line up here and not wait for the Stayers Hurdle, followed by Epatante, 4/1 with Paddy Power. Confirmed to run is Supasundae who only came in less than five lengths from Honeysuckle in the Irish at Leopardstown and can be picked up for 33/1 at Betfair. Then there’s Darver Star who earned his place in the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle by coming second in the Irish equivalent and is available at 33/1 with William Hill.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Non Runner No Bet

Chacun Pour Soi is, at the time of writing, a 3/1 shot for the Champion Chase at Unibet. While, Defi Du Seuil heads the betting at 7/4 with bet365, don’t be surprised to see their roles reversed on the day as the money gets behind Chacun Pour Soi. This is thanks largely to an impressive triumph recently in the Dublin Chase, suggesting he had put a troublesome Christmas behind him and could yet emerge the biggest star at Cheltenham. Tingle Creek winner Defi Du Seuil is worth backing however, particularly as he has proven form here where he also took the Grade 2 Shloer Chase. There is uncertainty around Altior’s preparation but with a NRNB you are covered and he sits third in the betting, 3/1 with Betway.

Stayers Hurdle Non Runner No Bet

Last year’s Stayer’s Hurdle winner Paisely Park is the distant favourite and we wouldn’t argue with that, even given his odds-on price everywhere. He is after all unbeaten since October 2018. He could yet face a tough challenge from Benie Des Dieux who is rumoured to be considering a charge here and has been suitably priced up at 8/1 with race sponsor Paddy Power. It is actually the form of Paisley Park that might yet deter Benie Des Dieux from taking him on here in which case the Stayers second-favourite would be Summerville Boy, the horse Paisley Park has just beaten and can be backed at around 10/1 across the board.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Non Runner No Bet

This classic race has a potential line up with a classic feel to it this year. As we stand, Al Boum Photo has been priced the slight favourite in a tight field. William Hill offer the best price on ABP at 9/2, while 11/2 is the best NRNB you can get on second favourite Santini. 7/1 can be picked up for Lostintranslation while Clan DesObeaux is 8/1 at Coral. Boyle Sports are putting the same 8/1 price on Kemboy but for us Delta Work looks the most attractive wager in the pack. The recent Savills Chase victor should enjoy the extra distance of the Gold Cup so if you are going to back anyone for the Gold Cup, we suggest the mighty Delta Work, 8/1 with Betfair.

 

(Image: Cheltenham Races 2010 | © Charles Dyer | Licence: CC BY 2.0)

 

What Is Non Runner No Bet?

Non runner no bet is a type of insurance that covers ante post wagers. Ante post wagers are early bets placed on an event, in this case horse races at the Cheltenham Festival. With most ante post betting, you will lose your stake if your pick ends up not running but when a bookie declares a race to be NRNB, you can place your early wager safe in the knowledge that, in the case of your pick not running, you will get your stake refunded no questions asked.

At this point, you might be thinking why risk it at all, what is the point of placing an ante post wager? Well, there are many reasons to bet ante-post from taking advantage of the better odds that will very possibly shorten nearer the big day, to simply getting all your bets on and out of the way in good time.

Whatever your reasoning for betting ante-post, you really should bet with a bookmaker known for giving non runner no bet as standard. If your bet was placed as part of an accumulator and your horse doesn’t run, it will simply be chalked off and your acca will be downgraded by one selection, eg, a treble will become a double.

 

Cheltenham Festival Non Runner No Bet FAQs

🔍What happens if my non runner no bet is part of an accumulator?

Typically, your selection will simply be recorded as a non-runner and the bet downgraded.  So if you placed a treble, your bet still stands but becomes ad instead.

〽️ Aren’t all ante post bets considered to be non runner no bet?

Actually, no they’re not. If you check with your bookie first, then they should be able to define if a certain race is, but even then this is only after a certain amount of time and not the moment the book goes live. Your best bet is to presume all ante-post bets are not non runner no bet, at least as yet anyway.

⭕️ What happens if my ante post bet is a non runner but not under NRNB conditions?

Prepare yourself for the disappointment I’m afraid as this will go down as a loss and your stake will not be returned.

❌ If a race is non runner no bet, is that the condition as soon as the sportsbook is published?

No, sorry. Prices can go live at anytime but will only be NRNB when the bookie says so.

❓Are there any downsides to non runner no bet betting?

Sure, like everything in life, there are always concerns. For instance, any promotional free bets used on a non runner no bet might end up non-refundable and wasted if your selection is a non starter. Of course, there is always the chance that your pick’s price drifts outwards also.

 

ThePuntersPage Final Say

If you are looking to place an ante-post bet on Cheltenham Festival this year then we strongly advise you to search for a bookmaker that is known to offer non runner no bet as standard. In doing so, you can bet with the assurance that, in the event of your selection not running on the day, you will still be guaranteed to get your stake refunded which gives many bettors peace of mind.